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Environmental watering in the Campaspe River 2012-13

Campaspe River during environmental watering
© Darren White, North Central CMA

Status: This action has been completed.

Campaspe River during environmental watering
© Darren White, North Central CMA

August 2012 – Campaspe River

6,820 ML of Commonwealth environmental water was used in the Campaspe River in Victoria during 2012-13.

Commonwealth environmental water was used to provide base flows and freshes to support the maintenance of native riparian vegetation, fish and macroinvertebrates, and ecosystem function, with end of system flows to contribute to environmental objectives in the lower River Murray. The enhancement of these flows aimed to:

  • Maintain the health and existing extent of riparian native vegetation communities, and provide reproduction and recruitment opportunities.
  • Provide habitat, breeding and recruitment opportunities for fish and invertebrates.
  • Support ecosystem functions that relate to the mobilisation, transport and dispersal of biotic and abiotic material, lateral and longitudinal connectivity to maintain populations, and the creation and maintenance of bed, bank and riparian habitat.

This watering action was managed in cooperation with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Goulburn-Murray Water and the North Central Catchment Management Authority.